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Posted by Anonymous on 11/13/2005
I am a native new yorker and seldom dine in Manhattan. We were a party of ten and needed a place to eat after Lincoln Center. Arte's Cafe is a place to try. We sat in the back near the outside garden where the ambience was beautiful. We had Mussels that were a little too small,but tasty, calamari was very chewy, could of been more done, however the main course meal was excellent. From the steak, to the pasta dishes they were superb. If you like ravoli's you must try the raviloi vodka dish. "AWESOME " The waiter was outstanding, he was kind,courteous and very knowlegable on the selections in the menu and specialties. The manager was very accomdating and friendly. Casually coming up our table to see if everything was alright. From Xavier the waiter to the manager Peter and the rest of the staff we extend our thanks of a job well done.
Posted by UWSider on 11/08/2005
I have been here for both brunch and dinner. This last experience was not great. Although our waitress was fantastic, I found the hostess to be rude and unaccomodating. She didn't say hello when we came in, and she didn't say anything upon our exit either. The food was okay, too much dressing on the caeser salad and the rigatoni was bland. The highlight was our waitress who was prompt, friendly, and patient. We'll try it again, hopefully with better outcome.
Posted by Our party of six on 10/16/2005
Looking for an new Saturday night dining experience after attending the Met these past ten years Arte Cafe came up on Menupages.com. The experience was rewarding and comfortable and deserves a re-visit in the future. The food was what would be expected and the wine list had some good values. On the down side the setting was a little noisey, some food could have been served a little hotter and although the waiters served very attentively and graciously were too anxious to clear the plates eventhough some in the group were still eating. A Pre-Fix menu would be a great menu addition for the theater crowd.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/15/2005
This is an absolutely wonderful find on the Upper West Side. It's a casual dining experience that includes exceptional food and service. The atmosphere is luxurious and comfortable. The outside garden is a beautiful place at night for either a romantic dinner by candlelight, or for a simple relaxing night out with a delicious bottle of wine. I would highly recommend this enticing restaurant to anyone who loves good food, good wine, and good service.
Posted by Happy clam on 08/06/2005
Visiting this upper west side neighborhood spot after over a year was a great surprise. The restaurant has gone through a dramatic transformation. The decor is warm and elegant the service greatly improved for the volume they do and the food and wine list are the highlight of the experience. We shared a grilled fig and prosciutto appetizer that was out of this world, followed by a Halibut and a Duck prepared to perfection. We accompanied our meal with a bottle of Pecorino, white wine from Marche, which was wisely suggested by the manager/sommelier. The value of the whole experience was extraordinary! We will spread the word and hope they'll keep up the good work.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/18/2005
A disappointing place. The service was extremely poor. We waited almost 20 minutes after being seated for our drink order to be taken. The food was subpar, one meal was much too salty, the other was sloppy & undercooked. The place is attractive and the outdoor area is charming. We would not return, however, despite the lovely setting.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/01/2005
Had dinner here last night. The food was very well prepared and honestly if I have anything negative to say, it's that the portions are too large! People don't usually complain about that though. The decor is very elegant and streamlined and the main dining room isn't jam packed with tables. Terrific wine list, too. The service was great, It would have been perfect if the food runners knew who was getting what when the food was brought to the table. I highly recommend Arte Pasta.